Transgender: The Ultimate Form of Gender Discrimination

Transgender discrimination is probably one of the most misunderstood areas of discrimination law, by lawyers, the courts, and companies.
 

You’re Doing It Wrong: the Cult of Nice

Topics: Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
The Cult of Nice is when the only meaning is a version of “you’re doing it wrong” or “you’re not being Nice.”
 

Read Kiese Laymon

“The most powerful book I read in 2014 was Keise Laymon’s How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.” -Heather Bussing
 

The Culture Paradox

Topics: Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Culture is another one of those buzzwords that can mean almost anything. In HR, it usually means the shared values, behavior, goals, and identity of the people that work at the company.
 

Diversity: Why Tolerance Isn’t Enough

Just about every company gets this wrong at some point, usually most of the time. Get Curious Instead of Comfortable. Have Compassion Instead of Consternation. Have Courage Instead of Cowardice.
 

Diversity: Why Laws Don’t Fix Discrimination

What usually happens is that people just get more circumspect about how they discriminate so they don’t get caught. -Heather Bussing
 

Diversity: Get Off My Lawn

Over and over we set up the same dichotomy of Us v. Them. Pick your group, pick your label. Everyone else is excluded because they don’t know, don’t understand and have never been there.
 

Diversity: Voices of Discrimination

Topics: Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Heather Bussing curates a rather amazing collection of stories about discrimination, told from first-hand experience across all walks of life.
 

Diversity: Tampering with Certainty

How do we change hearts and minds so that we can appreciate our differences instead of pretending they don’t exist?
 

How Real is Your Organization?

I find it very hard to take the “war for talent” seriously when I see so much talent that is already on the payroll being wasted.